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Online Session II - Educational Foundations from Diverse Perspectives (EDUC 500) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Dec 15, 2023)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDUC 500 Mercy College
Course dates 10/9/23-12/15/23
This course provides a critical overview of the forces (historical, legal, financial, organizational, and philosophical) that provide for the foundation of education. It will provide a forum for students to examine, debate and speculate about the controversies that impact schools and teachers now and into the future. These basic concepts of education are examined from the diverse perspectives of race, gender, disabilities, and language learners. Aspects of education such as funding, instructional strategies, and due process procedures will be examined for their impact on social justice concerns such as equity and access, alternative ways of knowing, funds of knowledge, and other cultural factors as they impinge on the learning process. The role of the teacher as facilitator of critical thinking and as promoter of socially responsible action in the society will be considered. 10 hours of fieldwork required.

Registration deadline is 10/4/23 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Text:All materials on moodle platform-no textbook required.

**$30 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

Students are not eligible to register for a Mercy sponsored course through NYSUT ELT or UFT if:

-they have already completed 15 Mercy College credits through NYSUT ELT or UFT,
-they are currently matriculated into a Mercy College degree or Advanced Certificate Program,
-they are on a financial hold with Mercy College, or
-they were academically dismissed by Mercy College.
ELT is not responsible for reimbursement of tuition for students who register for any Mercy courses if they meet any of the above criteria.